We arrived early and chatted in line to some travellers from Melbourne en route to Kefalonia.
The bags appeared on the carousel and we headed for the exit.
But no Nikos!
We waited until the crowds thinned out, then J tried ringing on his phone, and was shocked to find that it actually worked and Nikos answered. “Five minutes!” He said. Sure enough he appeared and we had an interesting and chatty drive into Athens.
We asked him to arrange a taxi for Saturday to take us to the train ( he obviously wasn’t keen to come in early just for a 1 km trip!)
We arrived at the Attalos hotel and checked in to a nice room - fifth floor, recently renovated bathroom and a nice little south facing balcony where our washing will dry!
And the quaint old school lift has been replaced by 2 new ones, one one goes all the way to the rooftop bar. Guess where J&C will be going soon!